PRP Treatment for Thinning Hair
PRP hair treatment (short for platelet-rich plasma) is still a new method of encouraging the body to naturally produce new hairs where it was previously depleted or falling out. The process involved in this hair restoration technique is quite simple in nature, but it can take anywhere from 60-90 minutes to complete in a single session depending on the number of platelets required and the mass of scalp that needs treatment.
Dr. Gantous is a specially trained and highly qualified facial plastic surgeon in the field of hair restoration and through PRP treatment for hair, he can help you regain your confidence in your appearance. If you’ve been noticing a growing bald spot anywhere on your head, then it’s time to schedule an appointment at the Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery clinic today.
How Does PRP for Hair Regrowth Work?
PRP is an effective hair growth treatment method that involves extracting blood from the patient’s own body (usually either the arm or inner thigh where there’s a higher repository of cellulite). The blood is then placed inside a centrifuge (a state-of-the-art mechanism that’s designed to spin the blood around at high speeds). Spinning the blood in the centrifuge allows the components of the blood to be separated. From those components, the platelet rich plasma is isolated and then inserted into a syringe.
The PRP is then reinjected into the portion of the scalp that’s exhibiting thinning hair or minor hair loss, which in turn, stimulates the hair follicles so that they become reinvigorated. It can take anywhere between 4-6 months for results to be noticeable and regular treatment may be required after that time depending on the needs of the patient and the recommendations of the physician. Interim follow-up appointments will also be scheduled in the meantime to track the progress of the hair growth before further treatment will be administered.
Who Is a Candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?
Patients who are in the beginning stages of experiencing thinning hair are the best candidates for undergoing PRP hair restoration treatment. Hair follicles should still be fully functional in order for this treatment to work because the whole point is to activate them through the injection of PRP. If the hair follicles are completely dead, then the treatment will be ineffective. Hence, patients who are experiencing complete hair loss are considered ineligible for this particular treatment.
What Results Can You Expect?
As mentioned, you’ll most likely start to notice significant hair growth within the 4-6 month period following your initial procedure. After that, additional treatments may be required in order to maintain the results or treat other parts of the scalp where hair is thinning. The decision to continue with further treatment is left to the discretion of your doctor and whatever you decide to do at that point.
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery is a highly esteemed plastic surgery clinic that focuses on providing in-depth surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to its patients. Dr. Andres Gantous, our chief facial plastic surgery specialist, is world-renown in the industry and has well over 20 years of experience. To schedule a preliminary consultation at our clinic, please feel free to contact us.